# Integrating Across Subjects in Middle School

## Collection by Math Giraffe • Last updated 11 days ago

Articles, Resources, & Ideas for Cross-Curricular Lessons in 6th-8th Grade

### Thanksgiving Learning Centers - Reading Passages (Paper and Digital)

Celebrate learning and Thanksgiving with these 5 interactive reading comprehension skills centers. Each Thanksgiving-themed center focuses on a critical reading skill. The centers are versatile, educational, engaging, and perfect for the days leading up to Thanksgiving! Two versions available - Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8

### Basketball Fun in Math Class

In March, I bet basketball is in the front of many of your students’ minds, which is a great reason for you to update your current March lessons. Try making learning more effective and engaging by relating it to what you know your students love! and check out ideas for lessons ranging from Pre-Algebra to Algebra & Geometry!

### How to Use Doodle Note Templates!

As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!

### How to Help Teens Stop Procrastinating

How to Help Teen Students Stop Procrastinating- How many times in your life have you put off an important task? You knew it had to be done, but you still avoided it until the last minute; procrastination won. Most adults, even ones who are very capable and hardworking, have a problem with procrastination. Of course, as you probably know, your students do, as well. Why not teach them how to overcome procrastination, now?

### 23 Ways to Use Dice in Math Class

23 ways to use dice in math class!How can you bring some hands-on spontaneity into your math classroom? It’s super easy! Invest in some dice and get some inspiration below. When you make math more hands-on, you not only more successfully engage your students, but you are helping the learning stick in their brains; retention is improved.

### What to do on the first day of math class

What to do on the first day of math class - Free activities for middle and high school back to school season

### Today's Inspiring Women of STEM

Use this 4-part series to share some facts about these incredible people and their work in STEM fields during Women's History Month! There are still relatively few women in STEM- this fact probably doesn’t surprise you. The goal of this series is to help you promote women in STEM. As teachers of teens, it’s our job to help erase these stereotypes and help our female students realize their potential.

### Why We Need to Keep Teaching Formal Proof in Geometry

WHY formal proofs should not be watered down or cut back, plus links for HOW to teach them in a better way

### 7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

### Class Clipboards - Tips and Tricks

There are SO many handy tips and tricks for having a set of clipboards in your classroom! Click to read some fun ideas and DIY tips!

### Structuring Inquiry

I am completely passionate about using guided inquiry in math classes! However, I know that it takes time to re-work the typical lessons that you have been using into a more discovery-friendly format. I've gotten questions about how to actually set up an inquiry lesson. Up in middle school and high school, incorporating inquiry-based learning can be pretty challenging as far as lesson planning. Click to read how I like to structure inquiry in secondary math!

### 23 Ways to Use Dice in Math Class

Ideas for using dice in middle school Pre-Algebra, high school Algebra 1, and beyond! How can you bring some hands-on spontaneity into your math classroom? It’s super easy! Invest in some dice and get some inspiration below. When you make math more hands-on, you not only more successfully engage your students, but you are helping the learning stick in their brains; retention is improved. There so many creative ways to get your students using dice in math class.

### Remember a Math Formula: Tactile Hands-On Project

This project is a quick and easy add-on to any lesson or unit that includes formulas to remember. Students have to choose a tangible material that they will shape into each component of the formula. But the key is that they have to select something that is meaningful and will help them remember what each number, letter, or symbol represents. They will mentally connect the material to the concept and increase their retention.

### 23 Ways to Use Dice in Math Class

How can you bring some hands-on spontaneity into your math classroom? It’s super easy! Invest in some dice and get some inspiration below. When you make math more hands-on, you not only more successfully engage your students, but you are helping the learning stick in their brains; retention is improved. There so many creative ways to get your students using dice in math class. I like the soft foam dice because they are so nice and quiet.There are a few options of size.

### Today's Inspiring Women of STEM

Use this 4-part series to share some facts about these incredible people and their work in STEM fields during Women's History Month! There are still relatively few women in STEM- this fact probably doesn’t surprise you. The goal of this series is to help you promote women in STEM. As teachers of teens, it’s our job to help erase these stereotypes and help our female students realize their potential.

### Drawing & Memory - An Amazing Brain Link

Drawing & Memory - An Amazing Brain Link: Educational brain science continues to amaze me. The more researchers learn, the more convinced I become about certain methods. Slowly making changes in the way we teach as we uncover the truths about brain processing can benefit our students so much! What if I told you drawing improves memory significantly better than other strategies, like writing, reading, or visualization? Would you believe that drawing boosts memory by nearly doubling it? Cl